This year I have been running a beginners course on introductory apologetics. By popular demand, I am running this again during the next school term beginning Tuesday, 30 July. There are no course fees. Your only expense is the course textbook. All are welcome, even those who are sceptical about Christianity. Each lesson can be […]
Stuart holds a Bachelor of Design, a Graduate Diploma in Theology, a Graduate Diploma in Teaching and is undertaking a Masters of Theology at Laidlaw College, in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Earlier this year, I ran an apologetics course for beginners. By popular demand, I will be running this again for the next school term, beginning on May 7. There are no course fees. Your only expense is the course textbook. All are welcome, even those who are skeptical about Christianity. Each lesson can be understood […]
This month, I’ll be running an introductory apologetics course at my church. The course will begin tonight and run for ten weeks. It’s open to anyone. Here are the details: [pk_info_box width=”0″] What: Introduction to Apologetics: defending the faith with reason and evidence When: Tuesdays, 7pm (beginning on Feb 12) Where: Encounter Christian Centre 495 […]
On Tuesday, 2 October of 2012, The Auckland University Students Association (AUSA) held a debate on the controversial topic of same-sex marriage. The moot for the debate was “This House supports the legalization of same-sex marriage in New Zealand.” Those who filled the 600+ seat lecture theatre to capacity were treated to an electric atmosphere […]
Over the last few months we’ve been hosting a formal written debate between myself and Malcolm Trevena on the historicity of the resurrection (see here, here, and here). Unfortunately I have decided to formally close the debate. Before setting out on the exchange, Malcolm and I both agreed to several rules or guidelines for the […]
This is the first response in a formal written debate between Stuart McEwing and Malcolm Trevena. The question of the debate is “Is the resurrection of Jesus fact or fiction?” McEwing responds to Trevena’s opening statement.
This is the second opening statement in a formal written debate between Stuart McEwing and Malcolm Trevena. The question of the debate is “Is the resurrection of Jesus fact or fiction?” Trevena makes his case for the resurrection being fictitious. Thanks to Stuart McEwing for the chance to respond to the premise on the truth […]
This is the first opening statement in a formal written debate between Stuart McEwing and Malcolm Trevena. The question of the debate is “Is the resurrection of Jesus fact or fiction?”
Stuart examines Law’s line of argument in the recent debate.
A damning and fairly comprehensive review of Brian Bruce’s TV documentary Jesus: The Cold Case by Dr. Glenn Peoples is available at Beretta-online.
The following is an excerpt from an excellent book How Harry Cast his Spell: The Meaning Behind the Mania for J. K. Rowling’s Bestselling Books, by John Granger. This book I recommend everyone should read. Sharing this particular excert was inspired by a discussion on the witchcraft and magic that features in the Harry Potter stories, and why Christians should avoid it.
Another very odd claim from the New Atheism: One of Britain’s foremost philosophical atheists, A C Grayling, vice-president of the British Humanist Association, has denied he has ever debated William Lane Craig.
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